Miranda's furry clients.
Hi, I'm Miranda!
My name is Miranda Bandeli and I would love to take care of all your pet needs! I am an experienced animal care taker with a wide ranging background. I worked at an animal shelter for 7 years caring for dogs and cats throughout middle and high school. I also worked with wild animals at a wildlife rehabilitation center with a variety of animals such as racoons, foxes, deer, geese, horses, donkeys, chickens, dogs, skunks, and groundhogs. I have owned a plethora of pets throughout my life including cats, birds, rabbits, chickens, ducks, fish, and a hedgehog. I am currently a student at the University of Guelph completing my Master's in Animal Biosciences with a project aimed to understand why certain mammalian species face welfare issues in captivity. These experiences have taught me to always think about how to give animals the best care they deserve.
I love working with animals and through Pawshake I can have a flexible schedule and work with a variety of animals. I am originally from New Jersey so I had to leave my two 10 year old cats at home while I am in Guelph for school. 6 years ago I adopted a special needs orange tabby cat (Tigger has a disformed jaw and a constantly congested nose) from the shelter I worked at, so I know how it feels to leave your special babies when you are away. I want to give your pets the love and care they are used to getting while you are home and make sure they are still happy and healthy.
I know that each pet will have their own personalities and needs that should be attended to while you are away. I am comfortable coming and staying at your home for house-sitting or I can do daily visits. I do have my own car so I can easily transport your pet to my house for in-home visits as needed. Currently I live with a roommate with a cat, senior beagle and a guinea pig so if your pet will be staying here I ask we do a meet and greet first to ensure they all get along. All of these animals are up to date with their vaccinations and are fixed. I am well experienced with administering medications and have some experience with injections if needed. I have many references I can provide upon request. You can rest easy knowing your pets will be well taken care of!
Fluent in English and Arabic
B.A in Biology and Ecology
Completing MSc in Animal Biosciences (Welfare and Behaviour)
Experienced with cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, poultry, and exotic pets
7 Years of experience working at an animal shelter
11 years experience owning cats (including special needs cat)
1 Year of experience at wildlife rehabilitation center
I can do pick ups/drop offs